Wild Irishman Doctors Flat Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 12-Nov-2020
Deep, ruby-red with a dark purple hue, slightly lighter edged. The nose is gentle with power, fragrances of dark cherries, plums building up in-depth, along with thyme, goji berry and red liquorice. The notes are subtle, and in harmony, black pepper unveil. Medium-full bodied, succulent aromas of dark plums, cherries, goji berries lead the palate, unfolding red liquorice, thyme and black pepper. The fruit is enlivened by bright acidity and freshness, supported by fine-grained, velvety tannin balance. The oak is integrated into the smooth palate, added subtle spices and interest, linger to a long elegant finish. This is a smooth dark-fruited Pinot Noir with fresh acidity on a balanced, velvety palate. Match with hare and venison loin over the next 4-6 years. Minimal intervention winemaking, handpicked fruit from Bannockburn, wild fermented to 13% alc. Minimal sulphur used at the end of MLF, unfined and unfiltered. 143 cases produced. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Nov 2020 RRP $69

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